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Old 10-09-2003, 10:28 AM   #16
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Some of the best books I have read:

Autobiography of Malcom X
Endurance - about Sir Ernest Shackleton - amazing true survival story
Once a Runner - an unreal fictional portrayal of elite distance running

What I am reading now:
just finished Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
just started The Return of the King
also reading an anatomy and physiology textbook

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Old 10-09-2003, 10:57 AM   #18
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Originally posted by meegannie

I know!! My fiance and I were going to see him in Norwich and there was only one ticket left for each night!
I think there may still be tickets left for Derby assembly rooms on 3rd Nov. Derby is only a 20 minute drive from Nottingham

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Old 10-09-2003, 11:09 AM   #19
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a seperate peace john knowles
high fidelity nick hornby
about a boy nick hornby
fever pitch nick hornby
flannagan's u2 'bible'
1984 george orwell
dead souls nikolai gogol
timeline michael crichton

just read property by valerie martin for a lit class i'm taking. i didn't like the book. read slaughterhouse five (also for class) last week. have to read linden hills by gloria naylor next week. was reading how to be good--more nick hornby--for fun, but i wasn't enjoying it as much...so it's back on the shelf until i've got a little more time to read.
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:12 AM   #20
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i challenge anyone who hasn't read mick "mankind" foley's book because "why would i want to read something about a stupid fake wrestler" to go out and pick up a copy of Have A Nice Day and try and tell me that you did not enjoy it... he wrote the entire thing himself, no ghost writer... and it's amazing what the man went through to get to the top of his business. good books are good books, no matter what the subject matter may be... and Have A Nice Day isn't just a good book, it's a great one.
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:32 AM   #21
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A few of my favorites include...

(my personal fav. book of all-time) - "A Hundred Years of Solitude" (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
"The Catcher in the Rye" (J.D. Salinger)
"The Screwtape Letters" (C.S. Lewis)

and I'm currently reading "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman. I'm really lovin' it so far!
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Old 10-09-2003, 01:01 PM   #22
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My favourites:

Servant Of The Bones - Anne Rice
Queen Of The Damned - Anne Rice
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

At the mo I've got quite a few books on the go. I'm about halfway through Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder and 1984 - George Orwell, I'm a few hundred pages through The Witching Hour - Anne Rice and I've read a bit of Complete Short Fiction - Oscar Wilde.
But, for English Lit, I've also got to read Snow Falling On Cedars - David Guterson which is without a doubt THE worst book I have EVER EVER EVER read Ugh I hate it SO much.
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Old 10-09-2003, 01:38 PM   #23
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Faust - Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe

Macbeth - William Shakespeare

Last Chance To See - Douglas Adams

Le petit prince - Saint Exupéry

Resurrection - Tolstoï

I'm going to read some infamous authors of the internet for the next weeks
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Originally posted by Klaus

Le petit prince - Saint Exupéry

I just realized that I haven't posted mine.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Abhorsen books by Garth Nix
U2 At End of the World by Bill Flanagan
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Sallinger
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (though I completely disagree with her philosophy and think she was insane)

current reading The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Sixties by Arthur Marwick, and Meaning and Context: Quentin Skinner and His Critics (the last two for class, obviously)
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Old 10-09-2003, 03:29 PM   #25
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off the top of my head:
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Christo
Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Series
Joseph Heller's Catch 22
anything by James Joyce, especially Ulysses
The Crying of Lot 49, V. and Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer (great )
Don DeLillo's Underworld
Salman Rusdie's Midnight's Children
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Originally posted by theSoulfulMofo

Don DeLillo's Underworld
I liked White Noise.
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'Hound of the Baskervilles' - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
'Red Storm Rising' & most all of his novels - Tom Clancy
'Ender's Game' - Orson Scott Card
'Frankenstein' - Mary Shelly
Lord of the Rings Trilogy & The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
'Jurassic Park' - Michael Crichton (the movie is crap)
'War of the Worlds' - HG Wells
'Robinson Crusoe' - Daniel Defoe
'Slaughter House 5' - Kurt Vonnegut
'Black Hawk Down' - Mark Bowden
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Old 10-09-2003, 04:17 PM   #28
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Oh, yay! I haven't read a good book in so long....
I bet I post the same books I always do - I'll try to add some variety though!

A.S. Byatt - Possession
Don DeLillo - White Noise
Henry James - A Turn of the Screw
Bill Flannagan - U2 At the end of the World
Michael Cunningham - The Hours
Toni Morrison - Song of Solomon
James Joyce - Ulysses
Kahil Gibran - The Prophet
Thomas Pynchon - Crying of Lot 49 (very different, but good if you just keeping plowing through it)
currently reading James Ellroy - American Tabloid. I like it so far.
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Old 10-09-2003, 04:41 PM   #29
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Robbins - Skinny Legs and All, Half Asleep in Frogs Pajamas, etc.
Capote - In Cold Blood
Heller - Catch 22
Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las vegas
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Oh! I forgot The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundara.

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